The Art of Simplexity: Complexity without Complication


Businesses need more IT professionals who understand the art of simplexity!

This means the ability to differentiate between complex and complicated.

A good indicator of whether something is complex or complicated is whether it is easy to understand and untangle.  Consider the two images below:

  • knitting is complex, but disciplined, easy to understand, replicate, and untangle if you have to
     
  • an unravelled fishing line is complicated, undisciplined, hard to understand and untangle

Is your IT department serving up solutions which demonstrate simplexity?

If systems are hard to understand and costly to maintain then perhaps a new approach is needed.

Even large complex solutions can retain the creative simplicity and discipline necessary for them to be easily understand, replicated and reversed if needed.

Complex or complicated

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